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Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre

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I live locally. A rare thing in Britain, Great for a walk around, inside and on top of the walls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
A great for the summer months

Silchester is an interesting site, personally I would suggest you walk from the car park to the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reading, United Kingdom
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Wall Lane, Reading RG7 2HP, England
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All reviews car park circular walk reading university information boards lovely place for a walk local church century church worth a visit enjoyable walk english heritage pretty church above ground excavation ruins digs footpath perimeter
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live locally. A rare thing in Britain, Great for a walk around, inside and on top of the walls. There are occasional explanatory plaques. Don't miss the Amphitheatre which is easily missed. Some of the finds and pavement can be seen in Reading Museum....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Silchester is an interesting site, personally I would suggest you walk from the car park to the other side of the walls and then follow the signs to the amphitheatre. On the way back, either take the middle path which cuts straight across the site...More

Thank judithhamilton2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is lovely. These are the remains of an ancient Roman town. The town walls are well preserved and you can walk around them. There are also two quite well preserved city gates. Do not miss the Amphitheater. The ruins still give a good...More

Thank Ruediger G
Reviewed 9 October 2018

I recently went here with my husband and my dad and we can all agree that the renovation of the place is marvellous. The information boards are cram packed with history.

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Walking around the perimeter of Silchester's Roman City is one of the nicest around. Much of the eastern side of the city walls are visible to almost their full height, and although the interior has long since gone, the Ampitheatre is still there, and still...More

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 28 August 2018

to walk where the romans walked. Silchester is a fantastic place to visit, and as an attraction has been upgraded well over the yeras, you can really see where the walls, buildings and streets were, plus the small theater, its a real step back in...More

Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place. It is quite a long walk from the car park and then you have the options of different trails so sensible shoes and not really wheelchair or pram friendly. We walked down to the beautiful little church where they were doing...More

Thank FairyW
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We came here as my eldest daughter had been studying the Romans as a topic at school. I remember too coming here as a child. The whole family had a very enjoyable walk around the old city on a lovely warm afternoon

1  Thank chelle6
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Silvester offers lovely walks around the ancient city walls. The site itself covers over 100 acres. In the summer you may come across excavations by Reading University. This year there is a huge excavation of the Roman baths. We were given a guided tour by...More

1  Thank pjthants
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Great walk around the impressive roman fortification. Loved it all but I think I enjoyed the amphitheatre the best. Would strongly recommended

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amanda k
26 October 2018|
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Response from Ruediger G | Reviewed this property |
10 minutes by train and then about 45 minutes walk
9 August 2016|
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Response from Andy D | Reviewed this property |
absolutely, wont be any cover if it rains but some lovely spots to picnic. Don't miss the beautiful Saxon Church or the Roman Amphitheater down the road a little
Sarah S
8 November 2015|
Response from travellerJimBob |
Yes, dogs are allowed, we often walk our dogs here. Sometimes there are cattle grazing and they have to be on the lead through the churchyard, but in general it's a nice place to walk dogs